Patents by Inventor Alexander Campbell

Alexander Campbell has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10148808
    Abstract: Speech generating devices, communication systems, and methods for communicating using the devices and systems are disclosed herein. In certain examples, the speech generating device includes a display device and an input device configured to generate a communication to be displayed on the display device, wherein the speech generating device is configured to allow a user to select between playing the generated communication through a speaker and transmitting the generated communication via a communication network to a computing device separate from the speech generating device. In certain examples, the computing device may be designated with other computing devices of other conversation partners within a conversation group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Jon Campbell, Ann Paradiso, Jay Beavers, Mira E. Shah, Meredith Morris, Alexander Fiannaca, Harish Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10139920
    Abstract: A system and method for displaying images of internal anatomy includes an image processing device configured to provide high resolution images of the surgical field from low resolution scans during the procedure. The image processing device digitally manipulates a previously-obtained high resolution baseline image to produce many representative images based on permutations of movement of the baseline image. During the procedure a representative image is selected having an acceptable degree of correlation to the new low resolution image. The selected representative image and the new image are merged to provide a higher resolution image of the surgical field. The image processing device is also configured to provide interactive movement of the displayed image based on movement of the imaging device, and to permit placement of annotations on the displayed image to facilitate communication between the radiology technician and the surgeon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NuVasive, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E Isaacs, Samuel Morris Johnston, David Alexander Skwerer, Randall Graham Campbell
  • Patent number: 10110545
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a non-transitory computer-readable medium, for obtaining a plurality of social media posts published by at least one social networking service, the social media posts including references to an entity, providing a social engagement value based on the plurality of social media posts, the social engagement value including a numeric value indicative of a level of social engagement of the entity with users in the at least one social networking service and selectively adjusting activities of the entity within the at least one social networking service based on the social engagement value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Luis Carlos Freay, Raul Martinez, Renee Lynette Horne, Brian Alexander Schwegler, Mandy W. Campbell, Jo A. Higle
  • Patent number: 10076627
    Abstract: A face mask assembly (FMA) for supplying breathable gas to a wearer. The face mask assembly (FMA) includes a mask frame including a support, a facial cushion attached to the mask frame, and a forehead support. The forehead support includes a forehead cushion assembly and an adjustment knob operatively coupled to the forehead cushion assembly. The adjustment knob is threadably engaged with the forehead cushion assembly such that turning movement of the adjustment knob causes the mask frame to be moved between retracted and extended positions with respect to the forehead cushion assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: RESMED LIMITED
    Inventors: Robin Garth Hitchcock, Eva Ng, Vincent Chu, George Giles Campbell, Errol Savvio Alex D'Souza, Scott Alexander Howard, Murray William Lee, Paul Stewart Huxtable, Geoffrey Crumblin, Nicholas John Roseby
  • Patent number: 10019433
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to a method and computing device for maintaining dependencies among multiple reference elements (e.g., formulas of a table or spreadsheet). In various embodiments, prior to a reevaluation operation carried out on the reference elements, a computing device receives an input of a reference element via a user interface (e.g., receives a user's input of a formula), assigns the reference element to a group based on the dependency between the reference element and one or more other reference elements, and assigns the reference element to a location within a dependency graph to which the other reference elements are assigned. In response to an event that requires at least one of the reference elements to be reevaluated, the computing device reevaluates each group of reference elements in sequence a group at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Workiva Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Hiatt, Alexander Campbell, Dean Anthony Ritz
  • Publication number: 20180152764
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing a live video stream with an interactive shopping interface. A live video stream and item information are obtained from another computing device. The item information indicates one or more items being featured in the live video stream. A user interface is rendered upon a display. The user interface includes the live video stream and a timeline interface indicating the items being featured during various segments in the live video stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Publication date: May 31, 2018
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Gary Alexander Campbell, David James Roy Erdmann, Paul Anthony Kotas, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh
  • Patent number: 9973819
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for providing a live video stream with an interactive shopping interface. A live video stream is obtained from a media server. Item information is obtained from the media server. The item information indicates one or more items being featured in the live video stream. A user interface is rendered upon a display. The user interface includes the live video stream and the item information indicating the items being featured in the live video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Gary Alexander Campbell, David James Roy Erdmann, Paul Anthony Kotas, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh
  • Publication number: 20180103298
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of broadcaster tools configured to manage and control interactive shopping interfaces presented in connection with a live video stream. A broadcaster user interface is generated that includes the live video stream. The broadcaster user interface can be modified to include statistics related to the users consuming the live video stream. The broadcaster user interface can also be modified to include components that when selection cause an action to be performed with respect to the live video stream and/or interactive shopping interfaces rendered on client devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Jon Darren Fleming, John Devlin Lynch, Daniel Thomas Mellott, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh, Gary Alexander Campbell
  • Patent number: 9910266
    Abstract: A spectral instrument including a light source configured to produce a light beam, the light beam comprising a plurality of wavelengths, and the light beam being about collimated or pseudo-collimated. The spectral instrument also includes a spectral dispersion device in optical communication with the light source. The spectral instrument also includes a screen disposed in the optical path after the spectral dispersion device. The screen comprises a material configured to be substantially opaque to at least some of the plurality of wavelengths. The screen is sized and dimensioned to at least partially block selected ones of the plurality of wavelengths. The screen is movable with respect to an axis of the screen. The spectral instrument also includes an imaging lens disposed in the optical path and disposed either after the screen or before the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Douglas Ralph Jungwirth, Gregory Alexander Campbell
  • Patent number: 9883249
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of broadcaster tools configured to manage interactive shopping interfaces presented in connection with a live video stream. A sequence of items scheduled to be featured within a live video stream is obtained. A user interface that facilitates editing the sequence of items is rendered. An edit to the sequence of items is received via the user interface. Item information transmitted to clients consuming the live video stream is modified based at least in part on the edit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Jon Darren Fleming, John Devlin Lynch, Daniel Thomas Mellott, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh, Gary Alexander Campbell
  • Publication number: 20170079960
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of therapy. The invention particularly relates to insulin sensitisers and methods of regulating glucose homeostasis and to the therapeutic or prophylactic treatment of diseases and associated conditions, in which impaired glucose uptake due to insulin resistance is involved or implicated, such as diabetes, syndrome X, hyperglycaemia, vascular disease and kidney disease. The present invention further relates to compounds and agents and compositions thereof for use in the treatment methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Publication date: March 23, 2017
    Inventors: Gregory Royce COLLIER, Kenneth Russell WALDER, James Alexander CAMPBELL, Juan-Carlos MOLERO-NAVAJAS, Nicky KONSTANTOPOULOS, Guy Yeoman KRIPPNER
  • Publication number: 20160381427
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of broadcaster tools configured to manage interactive shopping interfaces presented in connection with a live video stream. A sequence of items scheduled to be featured within a live video stream is obtained. A user interface that facilitates editing the sequence of items is rendered. An edit to the sequence of items is received via the user interface. Item information transmitted to clients consuming the live video stream is modified based at least in part on the edit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Publication date: December 29, 2016
    Inventors: Amber Autrey Taylor, Jon Darren Fleming, John Devlin Lynch, Daniel Thomas Mellott, Brent Robert Mills, Liza Marie Walsh, Gary Alexander Campbell
  • Publication number: 20160342582
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to a method and computing device for maintaining dependencies among multiple reference elements (e.g., formulas of a table or spreadsheet). In various embodiments, prior to a reevaluation operation carried out on the reference elements, a computing device receives an input of a reference element via a user interface (e.g., receives a user's input of a formula), assigns the reference element to a group based on the dependency between the reference element and one or more other reference elements, and assigns the reference element to a location within a dependency graph to which the other reference elements are assigned. In response to an event that requires at least one of the reference elements to be reevaluated, the computing device reevaluates each group of reference elements in sequence a group at a time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Publication date: November 24, 2016
    Inventors: Dustin Hiatt, Alexander Campbell, Dean Anthony Ritz
  • Patent number: 9452148
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of therapy. The invention particularly relates to insulin sensitizers and methods of regulating glucose homeostasis and to the therapeutic or prophylactic treatment of diseases and associated conditions, in which impaired glucose uptake due to insulin resistance is involved or implicated, such as diabetes, syndrome X, hyperglycaemia, vascular disease and kidney disease. The present invention further relates to compounds and agents and compositions thereof for use in the treatment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Verva Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Inventors: Gregory Royce Collier, Kenneth Russell Walder, James Alexander Campbell, Juan-Carlos Molero-Navajas, Nicky Konstantopoulos, Guy Yeoman Krippner
  • Patent number: 9378269
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to a method and computing device for maintaining dependencies among multiple reference elements (e.g., formulas of a table or spreadsheet). In various embodiments, prior to a reevaluation operation carried out on the reference elements, a computing device receives an input of a reference element via a user interface (e.g., receives a user's input of a formula), assigns the reference element to a group based on the dependency between the reference element and one or more other reference elements, and assigns the reference element to a location within a dependency graph to which the other reference elements are assigned. In response to an event that requires at least one of the reference elements to be reevaluated, the computing device reevaluates each group of reference elements in sequence a group at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Workiva Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Hiatt, Alexander Campbell, Dean Anthony Ritz
  • Patent number: 9158832
    Abstract: The disclosure is generally directed to a method and computing device for maintaining dependencies among multiple reference elements (e.g., formulas of a table or spreadsheet). In various embodiments, prior to a reevaluation operation carried out on the reference elements, a computing device receives an input of a reference element via a user interface (e.g., receives a user's input of a formula), assigns the reference element to a group based on the dependency between the reference element and one or more other reference elements, and assigns the reference element to a location within a dependency graph to which the other reference elements are assigned. In response to an event that requires at least one of the reference elements to be reevaluated, the computing device reevaluates each group of reference elements in sequence a group at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Workiva Inc.
    Inventors: Dustin Hiatt, Alexander Campbell, Dean Anthony Ritz
  • Publication number: 20150049386
    Abstract: A spectral instrument including a light source configured to produce a light beam, the light beam comprising a plurality of wavelengths, and the light beam being about collimated or pseudo-collimated. The spectral instrument also includes a spectral dispersion device in optical communication with the light source. The spectral instrument also includes a screen disposed in the optical path after the spectral dispersion device. The screen comprises a material configured to be substantially opaque to at least some of the plurality of wavelengths. The screen is sized and dimensioned to at least partially block selected ones of the plurality of wavelengths. The screen is movable with respect to an axis of the screen. The spectral instrument also includes an imaging lens disposed in the optical path and disposed either after the screen or before the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Douglas Ralph Jungwirth, Gregory Alexander Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140011848
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of therapy. The invention particularly relates to insulin sensitisers and methods of regulating glucose homeostasis and to the therapeutic or prophylactic treatment of diseases and associated conditions, in which impaired glucose uptake due to insulin resistance is involved or implicated, such as diabetes, syndrome X, hyperglycaemia, vascular disease and kidney disease. The present invention further relates to compounds and agents and compositions thereof for use in the treatment methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Gregory Royce Collier, Kenneth Russell Walder, James Alexander Campbell, Juan-Carlos Molero-Navajas, Nicky Konstantopoulos, Guy Yeoman Krippner
  • Patent number: 8455432
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to the field of therapy. The invention particularly relates to insulin sensitizers and methods of regulating glucose homeostasis and to the therapeutic or prophylactic treatment of diseases and associated conditions, in which impaired glucose uptake due to insulin resistance is involved or implicated, such as diabetes, syndrome X, hyperglycaemia, vascular disease and kidney disease. The present invention further relates to compounds and agents and compositions thereof for use in the treatment methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Verva Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory Royce Collier, Kenneth Russell Walder, James Alexander Campbell, Juan-Carlos Molero-Navajas, Nicky Konstantopoulos, Guy Yeoman Krippner
  • Patent number: 8409315
    Abstract: A muffler is provided that air or gas flows through to attenuate acoustic oscillations and reduce sound levels. An inner vortex and an outer vortex are created within the device that reduce noise within the rotating flow of gases. The gases flow in the outer vortex from an inlet in a live end of the housing toward a dead end of the housing. A projection is provided in the dead end of the housing that creates a low pressure area that causes the formation of the inner vortex flowing from the dead end toward the live end to an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Integradigm Corporation
    Inventors: John L. Brock, Alexander Campbell Thompson, IV